Berkshire County – Berkshire County's unemployment rate hit a 15 year high after December's numbers came in. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that there are still positive signs in spite of the 8.8 percent unemployment rate .
Massachusetts – The ongoing process of delivering high-speed internet to Western Massachusetts took a blow this week, as a 100 million dollar application to the federal government was rejected. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the story
Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Community College is looking to install over 1800 solar panels this year, making it the largest solar array on any college campus in Massachusetts. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the details
Pittsfield, MA – A new agreement struck between Berkshire county's two public higher education institutions, will allow a seamless transfer for biotech students to roll from community college into a 4 year program. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report
Becket, MA – The Jacob's Pillow Dance Company, in Becket, Massachusetts, has announced the lineup for their 78th season, which includes international dance companies, and over 200 free offerings. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz sat down with the Pillow's Executive Director Ella Baff to discuss the upcoming festival
Berkshire County – Sex scandals, decreasing attendance and church closings; these are the issues facing the Catholic Community through out the nation, and in Berkshire County. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has spent the last 4 weeks exploring how Catholics in his region are coping with these challenges, and how they plan to move forward
Springfield, MA – A puppy who frequently ran away from home and wound up in a shelter has been adopted by the fire department in Springfield Massachusetts.. After some training, the dog will be used to help teach fire safety to children....WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Berkshire County – A solar project in the Berkshires has allowed 5 organizations to benefit from renewable energy, and none of them had to purchase the equipment. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz explains that a new financing structure could be the blueprint for the future
Boston – Governor Deval Patrick's State of the Commonwealth has opponents saying he's glossing over the negative details, while supporters remain in his corner, and look forward to this year's campaign. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on reactions to last night's address
Pittsfield, MA – The Pittsfield Police Department has invited one of Albany's most successful gang prevention specialists to speak at the local middle schools. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz attended a "Ron Barrett" presentation Thursday